Saranac Lake girls lax comes up short

SARANAC LAKE – The Saranac Lake girls lacrosse team may have played its best match of the season, but still came up short in a 14-7 loss to Ogdensburg Thursday at Schroeter’s Field.

The teams were locked in a tight battle most of the way, but the Blue Devils went on to outscore the Red Storm 9-2 in the later stages of the second half to claim the win. Ogdensburg pulled away from a 5-5 deadlock during the run.

Sophie Theron paced Saranac Lake with four goals and one assist, and teammates Reily Fogarty, Laura Stanton and Rylee Fischer each added one goal. Macy Fischer notched an assist for Saranac Lake and goalie Emily Eaton recorded 15 saves.

BASEBALL

Beekmantown 9, Lake Placid 2

LAKE PLACID – Beekmantown scored four runs in the first inning and added five in the third to take control of what became a 9-2 victory over Lake Placid on Thursday.

The Blue Bombers scored both their runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Chris Williams doubled to account for one of Lake Placid’s four hits.

Beekmantown’s Brantley Marion earned the complete-game win on the mound and helped his own cause with a home run in the first inning. Teammate Brandon Buksa had two homers in the game, one in the first and one in the third.

Williams took the pitching loss for Lake Placid. He was relieved in the sixth by Kamm Cassidy, who didn’t allow a run.

Lake Placid was hampered by five errors, while Beekmantown had none.

TRACK AND FIELD

Girls

Lake Placid 71, Peru 61

Boys

Peru 80, Lake Placid 50

LAKE PLACID – The Lake Placid track and field teams came away with a split Thursday against Peru. The Blue Bombers girls captured a 71-61 win, while Peru’s boys triumphed 80-50 in the boys meet.

Sisters Gabby and Nina Armstong again led the Lake Placid girls as they dominated the distance events. The pair started their day by teaming up with Kylie Kroes and Lissy Ashley to win the 3,200 relay in 10:53. Gabby won the 800 in 2:41 and also ran a leg in the Blue Bombers winning 1,600 relay with Kroes, Hannah Kaltenbach and Grace McGrew.

Nina posted individual victories in the 1,500 (5:36) and 3,000 (12:18) races.

Also winning for the Lake Placid girls were McGrew in the 400, Katlenbach in the 200, Esther Munoz in the long jump and Lauren Rossi in the shot put.

Cory Rock was a winner in three events to pace Peru’s boys. He was a winning member of Peru’s 400 relay and posted individual wins in the 100 and long jump. Zane Bazzano also won twice for the Indians on the 400 relay and in the shot put.

Nzoni Thomson had a big day for the Blue Bombers with three wins. The junior took first in the 400 and 200 meters and joined Stuart Baird, Henry McGrew and Jonah Burns to win the 1,600 relay. Scott Rossi also posted two individual wins for Lake Placid with a sweep of the 110 and 400 hurdles.

Lake Placid won the 3,200 relay with a team of Curtis Rissberger, McGrew, Baird and Forest Ledger.

Boys

Beekmantown 106, Saranac Lake 22

Girls

Beekmantown 98, Saranac Lake 34

BEEKMANTOWN – Saranac Lake’s track teams were swept on the road Thursday at Beekmantown in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action.

The Red Storm girls fell 98-34 while the Eagles topped Saranac Lake 106-22 in the boys meet.

Senior Sam Martin led the Saranac Lake girls with two wins. She grabbed first in the 400 with a 1:06.2 finish time and won the 200 in 30.1. Madison Grimone picked up the third individual victory for the Red Storm, winning the 400 hurdles in 1:22.3.

In the boys meet, the Indians won every event.

Wednesday

BOYS LACROSSE

Saranac Lake 5, Ogdensburg 4

OGDENSBURG – The Saranac Lake boys lacrosse team got its biggest win of the season Wednesday with a 5-4 comeback win over Ogdensburg.

Senior Jeff Stevens connected for the game-winning goal with 36 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter after slicing his way through the Blue Devils’ defense in a man-down situation.

Saranac Lake employed a stifling zone – or “Zebra” – defense and utilized a fantastic game by senior goaltender Jacob Merrill to capture its third victory of the season. The Red Storm are 3-8 overall.

The Red Storm’s defense was led by James Murnane, Killian Ryan, Matt Willette and Trevor Keough, who kept the Blue Devils offense contained in front of the inspired play of Merrill, who finished with 24 saves.

Saranac Lake sophomore Bryce Hartman tied the game with four minutes left on the clock. The Red Storm were charged with a penalty with just over two minutes remaining.

Stevens scored twice while Oliver Holmes and Chandler Gach each added one for Saranac Lake, which will return to action Friday at home against Salmon River.

Taylor Richardson scored two goals for Ogdensburg (5-7).